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Hi I'm Renato

About Me

I was born in Brazil and my family moved to the United States in 1998. I am single and I am attending college so I can become a nurse. I have been working as a medical assistant and I love working in the medical field because it gives me the chance to help others feel better.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I was 14 years old the Holy Ghost answered my prayer. Today I continue to receive a confirmation that the path I am in is right and I feel at peace, which peace comes only from the Holy Ghost. I am still young, but I know better than I know anything else that continuing to be a Mormon is the best decision I can make.

How I live my faith

In the church there are many opportunities for service. The bishop, who oversees a congregation, will ask members to help with many of the tasks that are needed for a congregation to run smoothly. Opportunities range from teaching Sunday School to assisting with the cleaning of the church building. My parents taught me to always accept such assignments, and I have been greatly blessed to be able to do a bit of everything. My favorite assignment was to help organize activities for the young single adults in my congregation as part of a committee. I got to know many of them better, and I was richly blessed to serve them.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We believe that the Bible is the word of God, and we study it in church regularly because it is Holy Scripture that God has provided for His children. The Bible helps us to better understand His plan for us and has been a source of great comfort and strength to me.  Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

There are many ways to know that God exists, and for me, the simplest way is to look at all His creations -- all the different species of animals, plants, and insects this beautiful planet where we live, with all its variety of life the stars at night human life and all the intricate growth we go through, from one single cell to being able to start new lives -- all those things tell me that God lives and He loves us immensely! There is, however, a more special way to know if God exists pray and ask Him. We are His beloved children and He loves us more than we can comprehend, and He wants us to know that He exists and lives. I know that if anyone prays and asks God if He exists, He will answer and help us come closer to Him. This is an experience that everyone needs to have because no thought is more comforting than knowing that God lives. Show more Show less